Federal MPs have told a women’s leadership summit a "legacy of misogyny" and "sexist underbelly" continues to plague Australian politics and must be addressed.
Women from across the political spectrum have called for greater representation in parliament and a code of conduct to create a safer and more equal workplace.
Several federal MPs attended a summit run by the ANU's Global Institute for Women's Leadership on Thursday where they described the culture in politics as a “toxic boys club” with a "sexist underbelly".
The institute was founded by Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard to examine the underrepresentation of women in leadership roles.
It comes after a spotlight has been placed on the treatment of women in Australian politics this year following allegations of sexual assault and misogyny, which culminated in a nationwide women’s march.
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